Awards

Beaches On The Air offers a number of awards to recognise your achievements as an activator or chaser, and encourage your participation in the programme. There are also printable award certificates available for qualifying activators and chasers.

The Leader 50 Award is our entry-level award for leaders, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. This award requires you to accumulate a minimum of 50 points as a leader, i.e. to receive a minimum of 50 chaser confirmations for your activations. This award is a recognition not only of your activity as an activator, but also of your success in encouraging chasers to confirm their QSOs with you through the Beaches On The Air website. This is currently our main entry-level award for activators.

The Leader 100 Award is our award for leaders, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. This award requires you to accumulate a minimum of 100 points as a leader, i.e. to receive a minimum of 100 chaser confirmations for your activations. This award is a recognition not only for your activity as an activator, but also for your success in encouraging chasers to confirm their QSOs with you through the Beaches On The Air website. This is currently our most difficult and prestigeous award for activators.

The International Leader 10-Country Award is our entry-level award for international leaders, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. This award requires you to accumulate a minimum of 10 confirmed countries as a leader, i.e. to receive chaser confirmations for your activations from a minimum of 10 different countries. This award is a recognition not only for your activity as an activator, but also for your success in encouraging chasers to confirm their QSOs with you through the Beaches On The Air website. This is currently our main entry-level award for activators.

The International Chaser 10-Country Award is our entry-level award for chasers, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. For this award you need to accumulate a minimum of 10 points as an international chaser, i.e. make QSOs as a chaser with activators from at least 10 different countries, and confirm these QSOs through the Beaches On The Air website. This is probably our most difficult entry-level international award, but also an extremely important one, because your activity as a chaser is a necessary condition for any other awards (activator and leader awards).

The Chaser 50 Award is our entry-level award for chasers, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. This award requires you to accumulate a minimum of 50 points as a chaser, i.e. to make QSOs as a chaser in 50 different activations, and confirm these QSOs through the Beaches On The Air website. This is probably our most difficult second-level award, but also an extremely important one, because your activity as a chaser is a necessary condition for any other awards (activator and leader awards).

The Chaser 100 Award is our award for chasers, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. You will need to accumulate a minimum of 100 points as a chaser, i.e. to make QSOs as a chaser in 100 different activations, and confirm these QSOs through the Beaches On The Air website. This is probably our most difficult second-level award, but also an extremely important one, because your activity as a chaser is a necessary condition for any other awards (activator and leader awards).

The Chaser 10 Award is our first award for chasers, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. You will need to accumulate a minimum of 10 points as a chaser, i.e. to make QSOs as a chaser in 10 different activations, and confirm these QSOs through the Beaches On The Air website. This is probably the first award you will get, but also an extremely important one, because it introduces you into our award scheme by recognizing your crucial role in supporting leaders in their activations.

The Activator 100 Award is our award for activators, and you can now apply for a printable certificate if you meet the minimum award requirements. This award requires a minimum of 100 activator points, which you will accumulate with each QSO. Your total score will be calculated by adding the square root of the number of QSOs you made in each different activation. Bear in mind that there will be decreasing returns to each additional QSO within a single activation due to the square-root rule, so you should consider diversifying your effort among different activations.